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of texas in the last five years. roughly one million lost jobs in california. it is amazing. one of the points i made for writing a book on this, what we are seeing is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that do not get it right, and my state, and states that do get it right, like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. one of the interesting things is texas does a much better job, in my opinion, of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. california is more of a welfare state. it indoctrinates immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas for jobs. people go to california for welfare. you are seeing the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. >> stephen moore from a recent discussion we covered. when you see some of those clips, the video portions, you can see them all in our video library. he was comparing jobs in california and texas. we will go to texas next. john, o
with three stars. every three-star had to address all. i went to the reserve center in texas to address the reserve component. and we are stressing three things. first of all, the real emphasis on the east coast training at every level, both in the entry level training and then continuing our pme and the list of officers to talk about expected conduct and the ethos of being a warrior and treating everyone with fairness and dignity. the last thing is we are taking a hard look at being able to harden the target if you will by getting the supervision back on the reserve component, getting supervision into the places like hotels where they spend their time during the drill weekends to ensure the proper level supervision is there and that you ensure the folks that would come in and do harm are identified quickly and separated just as quickly. >> the navy is doing the same thing as the marine corps. we are very much into the barracks come in to where our sailors are on the drill weekend and throughout the week. we found that about 50% of the reports have to do with alcohol, and so we are push
show up in washington, asking congress to do things like not annexed texas. it was seen as a great slave conspiracy, which it was. end slavery and the district of columbia. many of these were gathered by women, and many women sign these petitions. what you get is women actively participating in politics to change america for the better. the other great women's movement is the temperance movement. they are active in movements to prevent prostitution. these are things that are close to what would be considered omesticity for women, but is outside the house. it is in the public space. someone like sarah polk, with the exception of temperance, would have been appalled at what these women were asking for. eventually, by 1848, someone in and a few men, such as frederick douglass, are asking for the right to vote for women. that is a long time in coming. it is beginning at this time. >> headers on the phone from jackson,, mississippi. what is your question? >> i would like to know who ran against james k. polk when he as running for president and did sarah polk play the part? >> polk runs
attorney general of california, governor of maryland, from texas, and locally, there is a great guy, a commissioner of california. these are all candidates who will be speaking to racial and economic justice. >> all the candidates you mentioned were democratic candidates. caller: that is my party. correct. >> thanks for calling. susan is on our independent line. who do you like there out there as a future independent. caller: the only one who has been honest is rand paul. also, his father, ron paul. what a combination. only has been honest in the things that have been brought up and giving credit where credit is due and saying, if we want to change anything, we have to go to congress. they are the only ones i have heard for the last years that have been honest. so, that is just my opinion. >> senator rand paul is on your screen. critical today of president obama's decision to postpone the military exercise with egypt, making the announcement earlier. we will show you the president's comments later on in the headline. they write senator paul says the law is very clear. "mr. president
was wounded in an automobile driving into the downtown dallas along with the governor of texas. they have been taken to the hospital where their condition as yet unknown. we haven't been told their condition at dallas and a downtown hotel room a group has been gathered to hear president kennedy awaiting his arrival. let's head down there now where we are on the air. >> as you can imagine there are many stories that are coming in to the actual condition of the president. one is that he is dead. this cannot be confirmed. another is that the governor is in the operating room. this we have not confirmed. the president was whisked from the scene of the attempted assassination or assassination, depending upon his condition this hour to the hospital, and the president undoubtedly in the emergency room at the hospital would be on the first floor of the apartment. we are awaiting something more officials that is of course difficult certainly to go on the reports back at the cbs newsroom in new york. we have just been advised of dallas the diffusions are being governed to president kennedy. let us recal
but a single mom of mine working in texas does not. january 1 and the they are forced to by government approved health care or pay a tax. and they are worried about it? i have to tell you, regrettably, to that -- the $2500 reduction in healthcare costs the president promised my constituents is nowhere to be found. mr.cohen, we heard from the head of medicare and medicaid services a few weeks ago. the testing is nearly done with the data and it is already ready -- almost ready to go. i want to ask about that. have you successfully sent a pilot application to the social security administration, and have they successfully verified it back to you? >> we have begun testing with social security administration in may. the testing is continuing and it will be completed this month. >> you are saying you have not yet successfully sent -- >> i will have to get back to you on the details. >> how about with the department of homeland security, the application there. business that is. >> my answer is the same for all of the agencies. we are engaged in testing now. it began a few months ago. it is continuing.
does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number eight printed in part b of house report 113-187, offered by ms. jackson lee of texas. the chair: purr sinet to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, and a member opposed will each control five minutes. the gentlewoman is recognized. the manager in opposition will have the right to close. the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. s. jackson lee: let me thank my colleagues whenever they engage in debate, i know they have a serious commitment to the process of this house and this nation. i rise today to offer an amendment and i hope that it addresses the chairman's offer of legislative collegiality. if this is such an important effort then i believe that the amendments that have been offered by my colleagues and the one i introduced as we speak is one that makes this bill reasonable. my amendment would except from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rull promulgated by the
folks who are not naturalized and naturalize half of them, those are the gains we would get. in texas, it is about $1 billion to $2 billion per year if you can move naturalization rates up. it is money we are leaving on the floor. >> you take half of the 8.5 million that could naturalize, you get up to $45 billion, over what amount of time? >> over 10 years. one of the things you need to realize is -- by the way if there are anybody who got naturalized this morning, don't ask for 11% tomorrow. that gain happens over time. five to six years to get the initial boost. it probably peaks at eight to 10 years. what we know is that what we do now is assimilate over time. this is an incredibly important thing. we who have been working with immigrants need to do more to encourage naturalization. we need to be thinking what stands in the way. >> we are coming back to that. you are the executive director of the national immigration forum, leading the new bethlehem project to help people become citizens. talk where manuel was going. what are the obstacles? why is this a hard process and what is g
in texas next independent line. >> caller: whenever there is money available parasites going to be fraud and it's important to note and be aware of. i'm a single mother and my oldest son is now in his second year at the university. the pell grants he is receiving and it was virtually impossible for him to receive the education that he is able to get and i think while you temper the aspect of fraud to avoid situation i think it's important to remain -- to the fact that there are those that would have not -- not have the opportunity for a quality education. >> guest: yes, sir would agree with you and it's really the interest of my office ultimately is to make sure that the money is going for the students who need it for an education and not to students or not students at all but really want that money for their own personal purposes and that no intention of trying to achieve an education. >> host: 202585388 for democrats and two with zero to eight -- for independents and you are receiving aids and we want to get your thoughts. what was the thing that clued you into this phenomenon in the f
in texas but me. [laughter] if you can't see me, at least you can hear me. anyway, i was delighted to accept the invitation to speak before the bipartisan policy center for a couple of reasons. number one, because of the outstanding work that you have done in the housing arena and, number two, i live about three miles from here, so it took me about seven minutes to get here. anyway, the truth is as a fairly new chairman of standing committee of congress, if the truth be known, i have a number of speaking invitations that come my way. a lot of press that's interested in speaking to me, but i assure you, i do not have to work to remain humble. but because i have a lot of speaking invitations, i accept a lot of them. and at this home about three miles are here, about two months ago i was working on one of those speeches after dinner, and my wife -- who helps keep me humble -- comes into my study and says, okay, in washington you may be mr. chairman, but in dallas you're mr. dishwasher, and they're not getting any cleaner. [laughter] so i took my wife's subtle him, i dropped the speech
is not a static train. it lives and evolves. we were in the humiliation. from texas up to maryland we can use a single public but a ph.d. lawyer degree you had to go to the restroom was seldom ever cleaned. black soldiers were on the military bases as the flag flew above them. at least they were white. the monuments you couldn't buy ice cream at howard johnson, couldn't rent a room at the holiday inn. you couldn't have a tent on the lawn of the state capitals. there were no black juries in the south. when ms hill was killed, the killers were set free by the all white jury in the case of emmett till they said they knew the killer was guilty but if he had been found guilty he would have gone to the jail. we live on the racial tierney. that is the context of those times. we couldn't use a gps to go south. we had to go places we knew what churches or black colleges along the way. so first the speech was about addressing the humiliation when dr. king said one day my little children will be able to use the park. we couldn't go to the zoo or the skating rink or the swimming pool. the currency that m
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and -- they will either spend it or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 50% to 20% on their premiums every -20% on their premiums every year. -- 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the fam
backwards. what we just saw in texas. it was outrageous, but it already -- the state had already passed the state invasive vaginal ultra sound bill. that was in law before we even heard about it. so this is an extreme case. at the end of the day, i have to tell you, the one thing we have do is win elections. that's how we fix this. [ applause ] >> i think that applause is -- >> i think they applauded your answer but not my question. >> on that note, let's applaud the most wonderful question. and if i could just say as the president of emily's list and the organization is proudly running the madam president program, i want to thank you all for joining us today and the first madam president town hall. of course, there's nowhere better to start than the nation's first important place when it comes to presidential campaigns, right here in iowa. so thank you for your hospitality. thank you for having us. we're going take this to new hampshire, of course, second, and then to nevada and you're going to see a lot more. i ask you to join this movement. go to emily's, sign up for the mad
and picking up the cost for and reimbursed care. as i have found that every place i have gone, texas, georgia, florida, and other states with a governor may not be all-in, the mayors are all in and members of congress. faithleaders and health care providers are very enthusiastic. there is always a team on the ground that is very yser -- eager to move forward. this law will work better in states where everyone wants it to work. as it is more challenging when there is more -- misinformation to have to put out. tell people that the law will apply to you. there are people that get up in texas every day that do not think the law will work in that state. getting through that a former governor, i was on the receiving , i ran thea lot of hhs programi ran the medicaid ,program. i dealt with dual eligible. i can tell you i would have loved to have had the medicaid deal when i was a governor. 100% of the cost of nearly injured people, we would have taken that up and a heartbeat. also giving us flexibility. also, people understand there is not one cookie cutter approach. we are eager to wo
83-year- old father in canada. pasadena, texas. robert of the democrats' line. >> i just wanted to say, talking about the defense authorization was pretty split among the party. 111 democrats voting for it and 93 republicans supporting the amendment. i was just wondering what that will translate to, primary politics and all of that on the democratic side. you don't really see a strong , i am just later wondering how that vacuum is .oing to change i am just wondering what that is going to look like in the midterm elections. was mentioning the amendment to the 2014 defense spending bill that would have defunded this nsa program and it fell short, the final vote was 217-205. 111 democrats supported it, and 93 republicans supported it. you can see the numbers against it. taking my call. my issue with this whole thing is that they have a hearing or a meeting on friday. they have the gentleman from the different branches of there, it is just metadata. as has been brought to our attention earlier, it was just phone numbers. but those are attached to names. yet we are not looking at nam
call. we'll hear from karen, a student in texas. caller: hi. i think education is important. the cost of college is far too high. i agree with previous collars that college is only worth it as long as there is a job available after you graduate to pay off student loans. you can have thousands of dollars of debt for a loan and not have a job to show for it. it really doesn't make sense to waste dollars for people to get degrees in areas that are not going to benefit the economy. that is just my personal view. >> thank you. recently on book tv, we covered a discussion on a book about the costs of college and whether it is worth it. here is a look. [video clip] >> one third of millennial's regret going to college. it was better for them to work and earn money. 42% call it overwhelming. 35% of graduates with debt are more than 90 days to link went on their student loans. the average graduate in 2013 at a debt burden of around $30,000. the median debt burden is $14,000. it is still quite a hefty sum of money to be burdened with when he come out of graduate. a new report in congress says st
hampshire where texas senator ted cruz spoke recently about economic growth and defunding the health care law. senator cruz is reportedly considering a run for president in 2016. the discussion was held at the home of a former u.s. diplomat in dublin new hampshire. the senator is introduced financial center kelly ayotte and to show as much of this as we can before the white house briefing start. out of scheduled for 12:30 p.m. eastern. >> thank you. hank you so much. i am deeply honored to be here tonight, especially with joe who was with me. i want to thank -- thanks, joe. [applause] you know, when i look at ambassador and augustine, everything that they've done for the party, and again time and time again hosting this event, their activism, we are just so blessed to have great americans like a gust of and joe. thank you so much, both of you, ambassador. wonderful. [applause] and i want to thank our party chairman, jennifer horn, for her dedication. [applause] for her tenacity. she does not back down from a fight. she stands for our principles and she works very, very hard. jennifer, we
with the legislative and executive branches. probably a walk in the park for her because she started out with the texas state legislator legislature. again, we thank you for that. next to her he is the bureau chief head in washington, he started as a reporter's reporter. about how he likes we like to describe. he is a third-generation newsman. down at the under the table is alex mueller, who gives us a different perspective. he gives us a graphic perspective and he has background in graphic design and journalism. both were rollcall and for the hill. we have experienced much of the industry. those are our panelists. we are very happy to have all of them here. , i am not going to make any kind of presentation. but we would just like to throw out some questions, to jump and come an analyst at jumping in with each other and we will talk about whatever you want to talk about. i would like to ask the panelist to talk about how you do things differently so how is this effective in communicating politics? >> i would like to say that we threw out the mold in terms of stories when we created politifact. we thoug
ground as a defense. we can't continue to sit idly by while our people can vote in north carolina, texas and states across the country since the supreme court has said section five now has no teeth. there have been more bills introduced that our voter id-based and voter suppression base. we have to be aware be great to be awake agreed to continue the fight, and tomorrow is just the beginning. please do not go home from tomorrow's march, retire from the movement. it must continue. [applause] >> brandy, before i let you speak, i'm told -- what is congresswoman sheila jackson lee? hey, such the hell are -- how are you all doing? how are you, sister? good to see you. >> texts is challenging but, in fact, let me first of all mind my manners. thank all the. i've had an occasion to engage with them. the movement must continue. as i left texas, so things are happening. one, the voter id law was implemented within minutes of the supreme court declaring that section five was invalid. but even more importantly, the headline yesterday was a small town by the name of pasadena whose mayor indicated be
is their front page. say no.iated as mp's houston, texas. good evening. white, make sure you mute your set. i am going to put you on hold. i will go to jim in port huron, michigan. i think we should go to war and put a stop to that because the civilians should not be involved, and they should not be doing that, and russert -- russia should not be giving them the weapons to do that. if you sit back and let them keep doing that, and you let them get away with it, and you it,ot stop them from doing what is going to stop them from coming over here and doing it? >> dwight? toght, i am going to have let you go. you have to mute your set. richmond, virginia. >> here we go again. this is what we should be thinking about. these people are at it again. is his country. let them determine themselves what the outcome will be. stay out of it. the congressman do not even want to vote on it. there were 28 out of 500 and some that were on the conference line. they do not even want to deal with it. we will go in and help build the country up and spend some money doing that. it is ridiculous. they are at it again,
requests are granted. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2013, the gentleman from texas, mr. olson is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority eader. mr. olson: mr. speaker, as a team, i the house want to open this special order by paying tribute to a man who made american energy independence possible in the 21st century. george mitchell. mr. mitchell left us this past friday. he was 94 years old. six year -- six years short a century. he was truly a larger than life figure, in texas, america, and the world. he spent more than 20 years of his life risking tens of millions of his own dollars looking to unlock the natural gas and oil that he knew existed in shale plates all across this country. mitchell 1990's, mr. finally succeeded in tapping into the barnett shale plate outside dallas-fort worth. he got his first operating well after 35 wells, the 36th one was the one that made the difference. that led to the shale plate in western new york, western ennsylvania and west virginia. that are led to a shale plate in north dakota and eastern montana nd that led
. the west nile outbreak we were very fortunate to be able to help our colleagues in texas. i think last year there were about five or 6,000 cases of west nile. about one-third of them actually occurred -- anybody from dallas? no takers. lucky for you. about one-third of the cases occurred in dallas. we were able to use the public health preparedness resources to help them with mosquito spray in the basement efforts. so an example there, same thing you've already heard about the boston marathon and how we in conjunction with our partners in the hospital preparedness program were able to get the community ready for that bombing and other such events. i could go along with c ante and influenza. but just examples that this isn't abstract. this is what is going on in your communities every day to make sure that you are protected from public health threats. this is to give you a reality of the situation of what happened to the public health funding within your state and local health departments over the last decade. and going off of your comment, i would like to have platinum level hold for all am
, kansas, kentucky, and texas have reduced their prison populations by reforming -- referring more offenders to treatment or prologue -- probation. about 25% of the justice budget goes to fund prison-related operations. robert, maryland, democratic caller. good morning to you. think this is a move althoughght direction, it is continuing baby steps. what we need is basically legalization of some of the so- called class b drugs such as marijuana. a lot of these people being incarcerated are basically stigmatized as second-class citizens. they cannot get jobs and cannot vote and so forth. a lot of people who advocate --vate prisons [indiscernible] tripping --e profit profit driven private prisons are a detriment to our country. because when these prisons were crime naturally was at an all-time low. the so-called drug war took place during an all-time low as far as drug crime and so forth. what happened was they needed to justify the so-called war on drugs. that is when they went down towards -- [indiscernible] that is what they used to justify their so-called war on drugs. cities are
demint. the 9 stop tour begins next monday in fayetteville, arkansas. texas, isof expected to join the tour in dallas. some of our follow-up to a caller from west virginia, had a question about those who won't be able to afford it, and how they are going to get healthcare coverage. this is about the tax credit p arart of the 2010 health care law. the average health insurance tax credit for obama care said to be $2700. they write that americans to buy health insurance outside their jobs can expect a tax cut of nearly $2700 to help them obtain the coverage on the new state insurance marketplace according to an analysis i've been nine partisan kaiser -- the non partisan kaiser family foundation. 26 million low and moderate income people will be eligible for the tax credits to pay for individual coverage on their state marketplaces. the shopping malls created by the affordable care act. that is from the mcclatchy newspapers across the country. back to another caller, a caller from north carolina, he was aski ng about finding out about health insurance in his state. this is from the sta
, texas. thanks for that call. it is our independent mind. caller: i just think town halls are really great and everything for people to get together. when it comes to the real issues the country is dealing with, that is not really what is talked about. it is just a duality. they are either one or the other. the issues discussed are distracting them from real issues. they did start to talk about a real issue on my tv. it was censored. the federal reserve. it just sensitive. >> what do you mean? caller: it was right at the end of it. host: what made you think it was censored? caller: the audio just turned off. host: we did have some audio issues. it was a technical issue on our part. it was not censorship. caller: it's a mike beebe as part of the whole town hall meeting. -- the best part of the whole townhall meeting. host: you should go to our website and check it there. it is available in our video library. we are checking facebook. you're asking what sort of interaction have you had with your member of congress? she said i do not think they would let me stay on. patricia says i sent
that are underperforming when it comes to daca. california, texas, florida, arizona, nevada, massachusetts, and there's a printout of the power point presentation. so you will have this slide. there is some commonalities across these states. all southern border states are included in this table. these states tend to have the largest numbers of daca-eligible youth. these states also tend to have the largest foreign-born populations, have larger asian population, relative to other states, and have almost twice as much hispanic latinos in the states relative to other states. so this is about identifying where new or bolstered outreach related to daca is needed. so i was able to rerun this analysis this morning so instead of face timing with my three-year-old triplet boys this morning which i deeply regret now, because the slide didn't make it in, but it is okay, phil, so i did rerun the analysis based on the updated numbers released today. this table remains unchanged. the 13 states are the same. there is one new addition though and that's the district of columbia. so in the past report d.c. was actuall
they were going to do some things that they previously would never have done. in texas and mississippi, north carolina and florida, groups are already devising creative ways to make it difficult for minorities, each of us, to vote. in texas, they have already done it. this assault on freedom should be taken as seriously as you have taken anything. any changes to our voting process should be enacted to make voices heard. just simply being able to vote. i have asked the senate judiciary committee to examine these dangerous voting suppression efforts and discuss steps the senate can make to preserve the right of every person to cast a ballot. [applause] on the day the civil rights act was signed into law, president lyndon johnson warned the struggle for equality was not nearly over. here is what he said. "those who founded our country knew that freedom would be secure only if each generation fought." now our generation of americans have been called on to the search of justice. he is sure right. those words are written -- are a reminder to a new generation that freedom must be tended to in
of the things i've found is i went to austin, texas, to see their gloria swanson papers. you know, i teach thd students. i'm probably the only historian who has made the trip to austin, texas, which has these great archives including the lbj library, to look at the gloria swanson papers. endemic lori swanson papers i found her hand written notes that she gave her, whoever wrote her autobiography. the autobiography had none of this stuff, and the autobiography was written without much participation. remember when, who was a? wilt chamberlain or charles barkley for some and was asked, was it pashtun was a berkeley? yeah, he was asked what's this doing in your biography? in the autobiography. he said i don't know, i haven't read it yet last night lori swanson, gloria swanson in these handwritten notes said that she tried during and after her affair with joe to figure out how to get out of catholic who went to confession and went to mass -- devout catholic, could cheat on his wife like this. and she said, and gloria wise, you know, had her own prejudices. didn't like jews very much. i don't know i
the beginning with this jockeying for 1824. >> up next in texas, what is your question? >> going back to a former and at the end, he said, i hope you will come visit us in series, what was president monroe's relationship with his vice president and who was the vice president? >> it was the most obscure vice president in american history. that says something. >> tompkins had been a wartime governor of new york and was chosen as a running mate because he had been a strong supporter of the madison administration during the war. also, the new yorkers were unhappy with the luck that virginia had on the presidency and the vice president was chosen for political reasons. chosen for political reasons. tompkins was horribly in debt as governor. he was responsible for borrowing a lot of money. it literally drove him to drink. he became heavily alcoholic to the point he could not preside over the senate. they were friends. by 1821, he was totally vice president and who was the incapacitated and he died shortly after his term as vice president. he may have been more prominent on the national scen
on drones, the texas bill is absurd, almost humorous in how it goes after drones and has these car out for realtor and cattle men and oil men and it is legislation gone bad with special interests throughout. doesn't do anything for privacy from aerial surveillance, helicopters, fixed positions and what not. the big problem with it. that is the trigger here, the dystopian fears of robotics and unmanned systems and that is why we are seeing so much emphasis on drones rather than the rest of the ways privacy might be indicated. .. >> in previous years all the way up until when faa bill was signed and passed. in fact, they were the most popular provisions of the entire bill. specifically the creation of the six unmanned test sites. they recognize the future of aviation, the future of aerospace is unmanned and the recognized jobs that can be associated with the. but it wasn't until there was and agriculture group that the ep was over find their properties using cameras to look for clean water act violations, and those giunta member who it was, someone in the midwest. they wrote their congre
tsarnaev. now let's make it bob smith who lives in amarillo, texas, and he's reported to be, you know, an anti-government guy who's stockpiling weapons. fbi goes and interviews him says, no way, i'm a loyal american, i just like my guns. fbi closes the investigations, hands it off to the amarillo police and says you might want to keep your eye on old bubba smith out there, because he's got a lot of guns. do you think a few people in congress might have a problem with that? so we have to realize that we can increase the safety net we have, but it has implications for what state and local authorities do and how that potentially impinges upon civil liberties and how we want to live our life independent of official investigations. >> and i completely agree with mike on this. and, you know, the problem is and the observation's been made that we have this advantage of hindsight. and i think one lesson is that our collection capability as, the way we are able to collect information has increased the amount of information we have so that almost inevitably when manager happens, when we have so
found every place i've gone, texas and georgia and florida and other states where the governor may not be all in, the marries are all in, members of congress are all in, faith leaders and healthcare providers are enthusiastic. so there is a team on the ground who is eager to move forward. clearly this law will work better in states where everybody wants it to work. it is more challenging when there is misinformation put out on a regular basis where you have to tell people the law will apply to you. there are people who get up in texas who think the law won't even work in that state. so getting that information out. i think as a former governor i used to be on the receiving end of the hss program, i ran the medicaid program. i dealt with dual eligibles. a lot of uninsured. i would love to have had the medicaid deal when i was a governor, 100% of the cost, we woiled have taken it up in a heart beat. but it has given us a framework of flexibility, trying to make sure people understand there is not just one cookie cutter approach. we're eager to work with states. i am a former recoveri
next to laredo, texas, right there, three or four times more than they had a year ago. because everybody knows we're talking about the immigration bill. he brought in five pakistanis the other day. he brought in and he brings in tons that they are taken of people coming across the border. he's been there five years. he said they told him if, they don't have any condition in the trucks, if it breaks, to bed. and you know how hot it is there. to bed, good luck. if you have a flat and you're out in the desert, too bad. you better call one of your friends. they don't have any, these guys are out there in the wilderness. i said what is going to come down to on these ranches is we're going to take you and your partner out and drop you off and we're going to leave you and we'll come back eight hours later to pick you up. which is extremely as we know dangerous because they'll have a bounty on their head. with the cartel. >> absolutely state and i know homeland security lines of all these rounds of ammunition because my husband can't go to, he camps out at wal-mart on the day they get
sequestration and their enrollment in california and texas of over 70 percent of the children :. high quality in early childhood education programs on one of the best tools we have to ensure that children have been a close -- eight the shot at being free. recently one of our panelists today, recently put out some to nicole for reset in the debate $1 trillion in deficit reduction. because of lower cost, sequestration. we also pointed up, stifling economic growth. we challenged under to take these facts and evidence and to shift the debate from cuts into investments in a future. there's no better place for us to invest in our young children. in that paper we do call upon congress to make substantial investments in the religion of the education. the evidence for these investments we believe for an average charge of it is not receive a high-quality education is 25 percent more likely to drop out of school, 40 percent more likely to become a teen parent, 50 percent more likely be placed in special education, 60 percent more likely never to attend college, and 70 percent more likely to be arrested
delays relief for family business. texas business owner facing a million dollars in obama care costs. and i have pages and pages and pages and i'll be reading these on the floor of the house tonight. but the point is these aren't manufactured concerns, these aren't opinions. these are real news articles. so in a serious way, i'm trying to convey that a lot of our objections and concern reflect the concerns of our constituents. i hear it every day. i got a text on the way -- i was over doing a one minute and i got a text from a constituent who has my cell phone number, most do, telling me her objections to obama care and the affordable care act. so this is real and it's real for our constituents. and i just want to make sure that you hear that side of it. it's not all washington speak. we're communicating what our constituents are telling us and they are scared and they are concerned. thank y'all for coming up. appreciate your time. >> mr. shock. >> thank you mr. chairman. thank you gentleman for your patience and cooperation with our questions. let me start at the 30,000 foot level.
there from texas from p.r. and we have a lot of immigrants serving in the military but i did not see 1 ounce because of the good order and discipline but i felt very at home with the people of our military. my mother raised just like we were in boot camp so i was into the discipline that the bravery, the dollar, the respect makes you proud to be an american when you are with men and women who serve in the military you know, why we are the finest. because of them and we sleep under a blanket every night. >> he also has servicemen but what he learned. >> host: i apologize as a black-and-white couple. >> guest: i am not sure they look at us because they recognize him but we were just in western junior i have always been reluctant to go south of richmond. just the way i was cultivated and mississippi was a scary place because emmitt till was murdered there. and i still remember ibm blacked and when we go together i wonder what people think and all day ever say is come back. i remember you from your service and never sure president. but i was a little gun shy with how i was brought up but we had
moments to do what was best for this country. that's when we saw to quote former texas congresswoman barbara jordan, an america as good as its promise. our country has always been a place of promise. my slovenian grandfather worked 1500 feet under the ground in the mines in minnesota. he never graduated from high school. he saved money in a coffee can to send my dad to college. my dad went on to get a degree from a community college in northern minnesota and went to the university of minnesota at got his journalism degree. he went from that mining town to interview everyone from mike ditka to ronald reagan, to ginger rogers. my mom taught 2nd grade until she was 70 years old. and today i stand before you as the grand daughter of an iron ore miner and the daughter of a newspaper man and the teacher and the first woman elected to the united states senate from the state of minnesota. that's america. my parents and grandparents instilled in me the midwestern values, the same values that you pass on to your children -- family and faith, humility and hardwork. and they taught me to live w
do we -- i know texas opted out of it. how could we opt out of its? and they were there. >> let me give you of the background. first of all, it does not emanate from anything the senate has done. common gore is a program developed by the governors' association. so if you don't want them coming to be a part of a commodity have to do is change it. it's not anything that goes through me. in other words, it's a state up to then opt out deal. that is a state-run a shoot they you all need to deal with. i don't think the goals behind a common core are necessarily bad. i think probably the implementation is very dangerous, but the point is improving the educational standards of our children, you know, the best way to do that is put parents, teachers, administrators back in charge. [applause] >> senator, thank you very much for your representation. i am -- proud of what you have a vested. i am really concerned in maybe a generation are less we are going to lose our second amendment rights. the americans and oklahomans. and no pun intended, under the gun. what can we do? senator feinstein, s
, texas? aldean is houston's poor cousin. scrubby country, about as poor as union city, latino, african-american, spattering of white folks, and with half as much money union city spends on its kids, they are doing well, narrowing the achievement gap, and what are they doing? very much the same kinds of things union city is, and what is that? start with preschool, work up the curriculum. if there's a lot of kids from other countries, you better have a good bilingual program, a rich bilingual program that pays attention to language fluency and how they do in academic subjects. today it's bilingual, tomorrow english only, that happens in so many districts, especially in california. there's esl classes, day one. here kids transition slowly. this school district knows what educators know. that is it's really important to get a grounding in your home language before learning the second language. really important to hold on to that home language because being bilingual in the society is a huge advantage. a lot of the kids in union city come from homes where there are not a lot of books around
, texas. hi, mike. >> caller: how's it going, larry? my -- pretty good. i'm a african-american democrat, but i agree with you one of the big problems in the african-american community is lack of fathers in the house. but i think, larry, when you say that, you kind of come off kind of harsh on black people. now, what's the reason behind the lack of a lot of fathers being in the house, drinking or in prison? well, back -- this is my belief. back in the '30s and '40s black people were lawyers, they had their own businesses like your father had that restaurant. today had, they were dentists -- they had, they were dentists, we had a lot of grocery stores because there was segregation, and we couldn't go to white places, so we had to become plumbers, our dentists, doctors and physicians. well, for the last 56 years there hasn't been, there hasn't been -- black youngsters haven't seen, haven't been able to go to the black dentist say like in the '30s or '40s or to a grocery store that's owned by black people or to a black doctor's office. you get my point, what i'm trying to say? all they see
. bush was the governor of texas they had a long affiliation and we are really delighted that he has developed such innovative and attractive materials to understand. i think it really does help the there's a lot of visual presentation of the lessons of iraq and the very complicated story of funding what didn't work so well and how we can do better the next time. so, we have invited stuart bowen to make his presentations first. we will then turn to jim schear who finished his second tour as assistant secretary with responsibility for the civility operations in his earlier career kube is a research scholar at the national defense university, director of research and works throughout his career on the questions of the stabilization and reconstruction including at the u.n. and some of the post cold war success stories in cambodia, the balkans and elsewhere. so how did stuart bowen, what kind of responses were there broadly in the pentagon in the interagency community and his own reflections on what would be the right tools or the right mechanisms to respond to the post conflict environm
that, we got directly from the border control. there are nine sectors between california and texas. the border patrol assures me that if we put in that technology, which is appropriated in the bill -- it will not require additional taxpayer funds he does it is paid for by fees -- we will have 90% effective control over our border. there is a lot more i can tell you about it. i am really interested in your views. i hope that our congressional delegation, who i respect and -- we senators think we are snobs, and we are -- by the way, our four republican members they wereegation, there because of my health. could i ask for your consideration? i ask for your consideration because i think that a nation founded on judeo-christian principles should probably want to address this issue that we have before us. i'm not saying it is perfect. i'm not saying that it should not be changed as we continue to go through the process. what we would like to see is the house of representatives passed legislation, whether it be piecemeal or however they want to -- i'm not trying to tell them how they shou
for freedom, whether it's the women in texas and virginia, the workers in wisconsin lately certainly in michigan. how are you thinking about, how do we have a narrative that links up the justice peace to economics? >> again, you're getting me all the easy questions. [laughter] yeah, that's a really tough question. and i think, again, we have to go back to the broad vision that a. philip randolph had. you know, and for him, you know, the issue of, i mean come it was interconnected, right? the issue of the exclusion of black workers from defense industry was both a racial justice issue and and economic justice issue. you couldn't separate them. and i think many of, as i said before, many of the struggles that we are facing today are connected to the economic inequality that we are seeing. are connected to the disempowerment of the american public, in many ways. i mean, again, to go all of off-topic, off the central topic, i mean with president obama's recent attempt to get gun control legislation. we had the majority of the public in support of some type of reform, and yet it doesn't p
to restrict the right to vote. you had texas literally in the moments after the decision, the attorney general tweeting that they would start to immediately enforce voter id. as i mentioned, north carolina actually had that piece of legislation pending, and after that decision, then passed it. we are also seen at the very local levels. decisions like in north carolina, one of the counties that was covered by section 5 where a college campus immediately closed the polling place, and that was a place that had elected president obama. we are seeing these little places bubble up in little areties were things that that small as closing the polling place of that communities of color cannot , that the voting booths is happening. what we are doing is with civil rights community and those of us who do voting rights litigation but also with organizations like the naacp and those who are on the ground, is to monitor that. because it is popping up in every little hamlet and town across the country that these kinds of small changes are happening. >> anyone else? stories on the ground? >> we work very close
on the other side in south carolina voted no to help new jersey. south texas. i went there to see how bad it was when all their homes were leveled. as we flew in on a helicopter, i was a port getting off the plane. we helped, we were the first ones to help. they voted no to help us. this is what we are dealing with in the congress of the united states right now. it goes beyond democrat republican, just people who don't see that we have an obligation to each other. this is the united states of america. we already had one civil war. we are not going to have another one. so we help one another to the best of our ability. and is not a perfect world you're not going to find it here. you just have to make the best of what you got and try to do it day in and day out. we know that the task force had 69 recommendations. i am 100% committed to get this done. i want to talk a little bit about the affordable care act. can we get that back up on the screen? jersey -- how does new journey -- how does new jersey benefit from the aca? here are the ways in which new jersey has already benefited. by gettin
. as mentioned we are here in texas which is the especially relevant topic but especially here in the lone star state. with interesting comparison we try to get the u.s. gdp double the rate it is now about 2.5% per year we know that is too slow and we know we can do better because with the elite four% over six years rials of '04% growth as possible was states like where we are today is growing that door even more. growing four-point 8% during the last calendar year so we know we can do better than there are elections that show that we are here today to talk about immigration as well. and we have said we know there is a relationship between immigration and growth. so another thing that we take so the 4.2 million people that means to percent and could of all immigrants in america are in texas behind california or new york so that means 16 percent of the population or one out of six that is quite a bit and in america as well. so we were just here in dallas county it is one out of four. severe in a much better place to have this discussion right now i am joined by a fabulous panel of experts known
and try to get price under control. austin,y in texas. good morning. caller: it is probably good for the employees that they are not going to cover their spouses. i worked for the state and i had insurance. my husband has me on his insurance. i got sick. my insurance was the primary insurance. his insurance would not pay for me anyway. it doesn't make sense to have your spouse on your insurance when the insurance is not going to pay anyway. only my insurance paid because mine was primary. guest: thanks, joy. that is a good illustration of what employees and employers have been wrestling with for a few years. the way the system grew up had a lot of overlapping coverage in two-income families. there would be overlapping benefits. one of the things that has been happening over the last five years is you have companies like ups trying to sort that out and decide we are going to cover this but if a spouse is covered, we will only cover that secondarily or we might not cover it at all. what you are seeing is a separation of the overlapping coverage. it sounds like your employer's had i
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